Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus students.

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  1. Ramón Menéndez

    Director, Writer

  2. Tom Musca


Top Billed Cast

  1. Edward James Olmos

    Edward James Olmos

    Jaime A. Escalante

  2. Lou Diamond Phillips

    Lou Diamond Phillips

    Angel Guzman

  3. Rosanna DeSoto

    Rosanna DeSoto

    Fabiola Escalante

  4. Andy García

    Andy García

    Dr. Ramirez

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 43m

Budget -

Revenue $13,994,920.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 11, 1988
    PG, Theatrical



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